Gov Tamayo places South Cotabato under MGCQ


South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayor Jr. has issued an executive order placing the entire province under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until October 31.

While the province has been placed under MGCQ from GCQ, Tamayo underscored the need for the public to be cautious and vigilant against coronavirus disease by observing the minimum health standard protocols set by the Department of Health (DOH).

“There shall still be a mandatory imposition and observance of curfew from 10:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. for all residents of the province except health and other essential frontlines,” he said under Executive Order No. 59.

He said mass gatherings, such as but not limited to movie screenings, concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment activities and religious services and work conferences, shall be allowed provided the participants shall be limited to 50 percent of the seating or venue capacity, he said.

The governor also reminded all South Cotabatenos and those who will sojourn to the province of the “ten commandments” for their well-being, good health, safety, and protection from Covid-19.

Among the commandments include: Thou shall wear face mask and face shield regularly; Thou shall avoid crowded places and maintain at least one meter apart from each other; and Thou shall wash thy hands regularly.

The EO also cited the sectors and industries allowed at full or 100 capacity, such as manufacturing and export activities and other non-leisure services.

Barber shops, salons, and other personal care services establishments; dine-in restaurants, fast food and food retail establishments; and hotels, resorts and other tourism facilities are allowed partial reopening with 50 percent on-site workers.

Still prohibited in the province are amusement and gaming; cock fighting, gym/fitness studios; entertainment industries; and kid amusement industries.

The EO took effect Friday, October 16 and shall remain in full force and effect until October 31, unless earlier terminated or lifted as the circumstance may warrant.